Byzantine Silver-Gilt Priest's Altar Group - Lot No. 0235

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Byzantine Silver-Gilt Priest's Altar Group

Antiquities - Byzantine


LOT 0235

Estimate
GBP (£) 20,000 - 30,000
EUR (€) 22,420 - 33,620
USD ($) 25,560 - 38,340

Opening Bid: £20,000 (EUR 22,416; USD 25,557)
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BYZANTINE SILVER-GILT PRIEST'S ALTAR GROUP
7th-9th century AD

A mixed group of silver-gilt liturgical items comprising: a hanging lamp with flared foot, carinated segmented body flared neck with band of repoussé quatrefoils and florets, rolled rim, three suspension chains with loops and hook; a hollow piriform finial, from a throne or sceptre, with ropework collar and vertical tendril bands with pellets alternating with plain segments; a two-part vestment clasp set each half formed as a parcel-gilt scallop with flared rim and pierced trapezoidal plaque, hook-and-eye hinge. 201 grams total, 90-110mm (3 1/2 - 4 1/4").

Condition
Very fine condition; and accompanied by a copy of a photograph taken prior to professional cleaning.

Provenance
From the private collection of a Canadian gentleman; from his fathers collection formed 1965 - 1990; accompanied by Art Loss Register certificate numbers S001261511, S001261512 & S001261513, dated 5 September 2017.

Literature
Cf. Spier, J. Treasures of the Ferrell Collection, Wiesbaden, 2010, p.278, item 198 for the companion piece to the hanging lamp; ibid item 213 (finial) and 214 (clasps); accompanied by copies of the relevant book pages.

Date
Tuesday 4th September 2018 to Monday 10th September 2018: Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins

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